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Should Members of Congress Have Term Limits? — Survey of the Day

The re-election rates for members of Congress hovers between 85 and 95 percent.

Yet, according to a new survey from Poll Position, the majority of American people would like new rules which would prevent them from sending the same represenatives to Washington, DC year after year.

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Bruce Springsteen on Politics: ‘I’d Prefer to Stay on the Sidelines’

When Bruce Springsteen spoke to the press in Paris last month, the outspoken political activist had some choice words for the Obama administration. Now, more of that hour-long press conference has been released.

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Do You Talk About Politics at Work? – Survey of the Day

Politics is definitely in the air, especially since 2012 is an election year. But a recent survey by Harris Interactive on behalf of Careerbuilder.com suggests most folks still shy away from talking about Democrats and Republicans in their workplace.

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Survivor Sues Newt Gingrich For Using ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Without Permission

After recently reuniting with lead singer Jimi Jamison, a member of Survivor has now gone to court to protect one of the group’s best known songs, ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ from being used by Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich.

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Should Presidential Candidates Be Questioned About Their Failed Marriages? — Survey of the Day

Newt Gingrich has surged to the front of the field among Republican presidential hopefuls, despite questions about his past failed marriages.

In fact, Gingrich seemed to score points with GOP voters when he lambasted CNN’s John King during a South Carolina debate for bringing up one of Gingrich’s ex-wives’ allegations of infidelity.

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How Did John Kerry Get Two Black Eyes? [VIDEO]

Always one to get into the spirit of things, John Kerry showed up at a White House ceremony honoring the Boston Bruins with a pair of shiners. The good news is that he didn’t earn them while duking it out in Congress.

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Can You Guess the Political Party That’s On the Rise? — Survey of the Day

There aren’t a whole lot of popular politicians these days, Gallup would know. A new report from the research organization found a record percentage of Americans are identifying themselves as independents rather than Democrats or Republicans.

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5 Celebrities-Turned-Politicians

Celebrities often look for a second act in their careers, including trading the glitz and glamour of Hollywood for the law and order of political office. Recently, ‘Survivor’ fan favorite Rupert Boneham announced he was interested in running for governor of Indiana, and Alec Baldwin reportedly considering a run for mayor of New York City.

While Ronald Reagan may be our most important celebrity-turned-politician, plenty of other famous folks, from movie icons to reality TV stars, have become public servants.

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This Day in History for September 26 – First Televised Debate and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1580 – Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the globe (More info)

1789 – Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State (More info)

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Aretha Franklin Will Sing At Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Dedication

Aretha Franklin has agreed to sing at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington D.C. Franklin use to accompany King to churches in the early days of the civil rights movement

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Kelsey Grammer To Run For Mayor Of New York

Kelsey Grammer is the latest actor to express interest in entering the political arena. Grammer says his role as Chicago mayor Tom Kane in Starz's new drama, "Boss", has inspired him to run for office. Grammer says if he does ru

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Smiling in New Facebook Photos

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Sunday posted two new photos to her Facebook page, offering the first official look at the congresswoman from Arizona since she was shot in the head in January.

The two photos, which were captured by P. K. Weis on May 17, show a smiling Gifford at the TIRR Memorial Hermann, where she has been receiving treatment. In one photo, Gifford is seen sitting and smiling alongside her mother.

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